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17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event

17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event Saturday, September 8th, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join us at Historic St. Luke’s for a 17th-century living history weekend! Event Activities include a presentation on early 17th-century clothing and...

The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend

Period vendors, living historians, modern food vendors, demonstrations, and more can be found at this living history weekend at Historic St. Luke’s. Learn more about the Civil War’s effect on the town of Smithfield at this annual event. Admi9ttance to the...

17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event

Join us at Historic St. Luke’s for a 17th-century living history weekend with a special guest presentation on Historic St. Luke’s most revered patron, Joseph Bridger. Period vendors, modern food vendors, and more will be available to the general public for...

JUNETEENTH: A Celebration of Freedom at Historic St. Luke's

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom. The American holiday celebrates the freedom of former slaves granted by the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. But why is June 19th the date that Juneteenth is typically celebrated on? June Nineteenth is not the...

Coffee and the Civil War

The American Civil War proved to not only be a period filled with turmoil, but also a time of innovation. The Gatling Gun, ironclad warships, and improvements to railroads and telegraphs are only a few of the innovations that flourished during the Civil War. One of...

Living Historian Richard Greathouse and Our Civil War Weekend

Living Historian Richard Greathouse of the 3rd Virginia Infantry visited Historic St. Luke’s Church on March 2nd for an interview with Education Coordinator Rachel Popp. They discussed his long involvement in Living History and how he first got involved in the hobby....